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YEAH!!! As the snowman above is SNOW MORE, so are we DONE on the Indigo team (A team on the Biggest Loser Challenge)with Excuses!!!

I've recently decided I didn't need to be skinny, but rather healthy. I'm down 127 lbs and in maintenance!! Woohoo!!!! Though "the scale" says I'm overweight, clearly my body would disagree. Especially with the way it now functions, fully.

A longssss waysss from 288 lbs!!! I'm no longer the woman sitting on the sidelines in a power chair, rather I'm IN the game to WIN!!

It's a journey, not a demand, ,, , enjoy the steps along the way.

I had gained weight after a car accident which eventually got me into the chair. There's no magic, just the sheer determination to be in life again. To enjoy more than TV. It's taken 8 years due to many health issues. I live in chronic pain daily, but I refuse medications now. I was a few years ago on morphine. Happily, I'm not now. Hmmm, some of the brain fog has lifted. YEAH!!

I'm "told" I'm going to lose my left foot than eventually from the knee down. But!!! Right now I can walk for an hour without stopping!!! My back hurts, but I do yoga stretches and rest it plus I use biofreeze, but most of all: I've learned "You don't use it; you lose it" and I agree. It hurts a little less moving around. BUT my heart rejoices. I'm ME again!!

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 142,688

My Goals:
Cardio of 60-90 mins daily

NEED to do strength training!! So here goes:
3 times a week do at least 10-15 minutes of.

Eat 3-5 Freggies(FRuit/vEGGIES) daily at least

Smile, laugh, live, and enjoy.

Keep going forward ~~ my severe depression has lifted. My confidence is fully back

So i NEED to keep tracking, daily. I NEED to stay on Sparks. I've watched many hit their goals, leave, come back weighing more. I do NOT want to be one of them

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I'm working part time after not doing so for over 20 years as a senior companion. Love helping others to live a fuller life. I had so much help along the way!!

Izzy owns me and she is not pleased, but she'll adjust. I have the cutest little GGS, but my GD is adorable too(his Mom). Love giving her and her H couple time taking him overnight.

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